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Nicholas Dujmovic, visiting assistant professor, politics, published an op-ed on intelligence education in the Washington Post's Grade Point blog. See below.

Colleges must be intelligent about intelligence studies

From: Washington Post
Date: Dec. 30, 2016
Author: Nicholas Dujmovic

Academic programs in intelligence (I mean the national security kind, not artificial or human intelligence) have been sprouting up at U.S. colleges and universities since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. One study found that the number of college courses in intelligence more than tripled from 2001 to 2008, and a 2015 survey found that more than two dozen universities have organized their intelligence offerings into dedicated and discrete intelligence studies programs.

This surge is a natural response by U.S. higher education to geopolitical developments, much like the growth of Russian studies programs in the Cold War, the sudden focus on science and engineering majors after the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957 or, more recently, the proliferation of Arabic language programs. Intelligence has always been a staple of popular entertainment in the modern era, and with its frequent appearances in the news, more college students than ever are considering intelligence as a career. Colleges and universities are trying to meet demand by supplying content. ...

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